faceVsion Offers True HD Video Communications to Mass Market

Mar 04, 2009, 04:00 ET from faceVsion Technology Limited

HANOVER, Germany, March 4 /PRNewswire-Asia/ -- faceVsion Technology Limited (FVT), a market innovator in empowering consumers and SMEs with face- to-face communications experience anytime, anywhere, on any screen, today announced the availability of 720p/HD video chat service on standard broadband network. The company will also showcase in CeBIT its innovative FVfone(TM) solution, the first ever full function DECT phone system that allows users to enjoy HD video chat and multimedia experiences over big TV screen.

Offering netbook/notebook users or even those without PC experience to enjoy true HD video chat experience under standard broadband network is a must to bring HD video chat to the masses. By inserting FVexpress(TM) into any netbook/notebook, and/or getting an innovative FVfone(TM) from faceVsion or its channel partners, consumers and SMEs' can now enjoy true HD chat without any hassles.

FVexpress(TM) and FVfone(TM) are engineered with state-of-the-art technology at consumer price. By embedding mainstream HD encoding and decoding algorithms at chipset level, together with optimized implementations for image quality and noise cancellation under lowest bandwidth requirements, these cutting edge solutions is designed for use with a variety of webcams and interoperates with standards-based third-party video chat applications like Gmail video chat.

"This announcement is our first step in empowering mass market users with true HD communication experiences -- from looking real to feeling real, from exclusive (to corporate users) to affordable (for general public with low upfront investment), and from location-bound (within conference room) to pervasive connectivity," said Alex Huang, faceVsion CEO. "Now, with our FVexpress(TM) and/FVfone(TM), users of Gmail video chat will be able to connect with each other. We are bringing a real mass market solution to empower consumers and SMEs with face-to-face communications."

"We are pleased to see that faceVsion has chosen to interoperate with Gmail video chat, which expands the scope of our respective video products," said Justin Uberti, technical lead for Google Talk. "At Google, we strongly believe in the use of open standards such as XMPP and H.264, which make it easy for partners like faceVsion to communicate and interoperate on the Google Talk network. We look forward to working with all video, voice, and IM providers regarding the opportunity provided by our open communications network."

The FVexpress(TM) card and FVfone(TM) are scheduled to ship in Q2 of 2009. For more information, please contact info@facevsion.com.

About FVexpress(TM)

FVexpress(TM) is a mini-PCI express card embedded with chip-based H.264 encoding/decoding mechanism. Putting the card into any notebooks/netbooks along with the bundled QuLives(TM) manager will allow users to enjoy true 720p/HD chatting experiences under typical home broadband network with mainstream HD-capable webcams.

About FVfone(TM)

FVfone(TM) is a full function DECT phone in living room allowing users to enjoy HD video communication and multimedia experiences over their big TV screen.

About QuLives(TM) manager

The QuLives(TM) manager is the market leading HD communicator platform for consumer electronics devices including mobile phones.

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